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#Go50forALS

We want you or your team to sign up for this #go50forALS movement challenge. You can move in any way you choose: run 50 miles or 50 minutes, bike 50 miles or 50 km, swim 50 meters, climb a route 50 times… or get creative and come up with your own way to get to 50! Challenge yourself and your team and fundraise to support your goal. You can join this challenge using the link below.

Who We Are

Who We Are

The Hummingbird Fund serves as an accelerator for innovation in ALS research, advocacy, and overall functional support, through stable and sustainable partnerships that are family- and patient-centric, and kind.

The Hummingbird Fund Stands on Three Pillars

access

Access

research

Research

Advocacy

Advocacy

How It Works

How It
Works

Our advisory committee has set up the Hummingbird Fund as a “committee-advised fund” within the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF). All donations are tax-deductible, and every dollar given to the Hummingbird Fund is ultimately allocated based on the discretion and oversight of CACF, and the Plews-Ogan family directs the allocations of Hummingbird Funds according to our mission.

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Somebody’s Work

Somebody’s Work

As you might imagine, my notions of work and purpose changed radically when I retired prematurely due to ALS. I had spent my adult life describing my work as a vocation, because...

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Resilience and Ingenuity

Resilience and Ingenuity

This morning I made William laugh using eyegaze.  This is very good news. My ability to be understood these days, even by those closest to me, is dicey at best. The weakened...

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